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tv.org or our facebook page, facebook.com/booktv. >> you may recognize garrett peck from a former bookie did on probation in washington, d.c. is back at local history with a new book on the potomac river, a history and guide. what does the potomac river start and end of? >> it is near davis west virginia, a tiny little trickle that comes out of the side of the mountain and then it ends at point a look at which is 11 miles wide. the river is pretty wide at the mouth in between there's a huge amount of history. hundreds of historic sites. this is where our nation grew up on. it also has to nation's capital on it spent when we think about washington, d.c. we think about the national monument and the white house. and people think about the potomac river. why is it? >> when people think about washington, d.c. they think about -- why is that? >> certain people think about the potomac river, that's one of the things i was going to push towards, especially for people who live in the washington area, the potomac as interesting as an obstacle during the commute to work everyday because they're driving
and for people visiting the d.c. area. >> hence the subtitle. we're speaking with garrett peck, author of "the potomac river." thanks so much. >> also by the way i have a sql coming out in february 2013 which is called the smithsonian castle. >> great, thanks again. >> brooke stoddard joined booktv at george mason university in virginia to talk about his book, "world in the balance." mr. stoddard was one of the authors appearing at the fall for the book festival, held annually at the university. this is just under half an hour. >> you're watching booktv on c-span2. and we are on location at george mason university. every fall. every fall for the book festival called fall for the book, and one of the authors u.s. be at the book festival is brooke stoddard. here is his book, "world in the balance: the perilous months of june-october 1940". brooke stoddard, world war ii started about six months prior to your book. what was happening in europe in june 1940? >> the war had started in september 1939, peter, and germany had overrun poland. hitler's idea at this point was to invade france and knock b
tv series and topics list on the upper right side of the page. >> you may recognize garrett peck from a former bookie did a prohibition in washington, d.c. and is back in local history with a new book on the potomac river. where does the potomac river start and where does it in? >> it starts near davis west virginia. it's a ton of ultra girl that comes out of sight of them out and then it ends at point look at which is 11 miles wide. the river is pretty wide at the mouth. in between there's a huge amount of history. there's hundreds of historic sites. essential where our nation grew up on. spent with into a washington, d.c. we think about the washington monument, the white house. people think about the potomac river. why is that? >> what was the last part? >> people think about the white house and the national monument and the potomac river. why is that? >> certain people think about the potomac river, that's one of the things i was trying to push toward. especially for people who live in the washington area, the potomac is seen as an obstacle during their commute to work every day. t
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